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Firefox
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major
6 years ago
6 months ago

People

(Reporter: Nicolas Barbulesco, Unassigned)

Tracking

Trunk
x86_64
Mac OS X
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Description

6 years ago
Hello,

Firefox 6.0 on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
I have a Firefox window, not active. The Finder, with no window, is the front app. Or, other buggy scenario, Firefox is the front app, but the window is not the front one.
So in the background Firefox window there is a link to address A. I put my mouse over the link and I press Apple. The mouse remains the normal arrow and Firefox shows no link address. This is incorrect and misleading. The mouse must be the hand and Firefox must show the link address. Because clicking makes Firefox follow the link.
I still have Apple pressed and I click. Firefox opens the link in a tab in the background. Now Firefox shows the link address at the bottom of the window, but the mouse is still the normal arrow. This is incorrect and misleading. The mouse must be the hand.
Now I release the Apple key. I move my mouse away from the link. I move my mouse over a non-link area of the page. Firefox still shows the old link address A at the bottom of the window. This is incorrect. Firefox must show no link address. I move my mouse over a different link, to address B different from A, on the page. Firefox still shows the old link address A at the bottom of the window. This is incorrect and misleading. Firefox must show no link address. Now I press Apple. Firefox still shows the old link address A at the bottom of the window. This is even more incorrect and misleading. Because if I click Firefox will go to address B. Firefox must show the correct link address B. 
Now I release the Apple key and I click on the Firefox window.
Now I put the Firefox window in the background. The Finder, with no window, is the front app. Or, other buggy scenario, Firefox is the front app, but the window is not the front one.
Now I put my mouse over the link and I press Apple Shift. The mouse remains the normal arrow and Firefox shows no link address. This is incorrect and misleading. The mouse must be the hand and Firefox must show the link address. Because clicking makes Firefox follow the link.

Thanks for improving that.

Nicolas

Updated

6 years ago
Version: unspecified → 6 Branch

Comment 1

4 years ago
reproduces with current version?
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Francis, can you reproduce?
Flags: needinfo?(francis.uy)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-05-25]
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Comment 3

4 years ago
In Firefox Nightly 32.0a1, I reproduce the problems I described.

With hindsight, I may say that the mouse shape issues can be discussed. 
But the issues with the address showing at the bottom at the window are more important, here we have a misleading address shown.
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)

Comment 4

4 years ago
Confirmed in Mac FF. Command+Click (open in new tab) is captured and executed even if the browser window is not active.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Flags: needinfo?(francis.uy)

Updated

3 years ago
Whiteboard: [closeme 2014-05-25]

Comment 5

6 months ago
Is this still present in latest Firefox version?
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2017-05-15]

Comment 6

6 months ago
Confirm that the command-click error still exists in FF 54.0a2

List of behaviors when clicking on a link in a background FF window from Finder:
normal click: no link click
shift click: no link click
option click: no link click
control click: popup menu on link
command click: link opens in new tab
Flags: needinfo?(nicolas.barbulesco)
Version: 6 Branch → Trunk

Updated

6 months ago
Whiteboard: [closeme 2017-05-15]
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